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  • ForeFlight Mobile 6.3.1 Is Now Available On The App Store

    ForeFlight
    ForeFlight
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    ForeFlight Mobile 6.3.1 is now available for download on the App Store. As a follow-up to our 6.3 release, this minor update focuses on performance improvements and a few bug squashes for a better app experience. ForeFlight Mobile 6.3.1 is a free update from the App Store and is available to all current subscribers. Click here for instructions on updating to the latest version.
  • Join the coalition -- make your voice heard!

    AIA dailyLead®
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Do you work in the aerospace/defense industry; are you active or retired military; or do you simply love aviation/space explo -More- 
  • Kan. plant delivers 10,000th Cessna single-engine plane

    Aviation eBrief
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Cessna Aircraft's Independence, Kan., manufacturing facility delivered its 10,000th single-engine aircraft since 1996.  -More- Aviation Friendly Life Insurance at Much Better Rates. Pilots are paying too much in premiums for less life insurance coverage just because of aviation. The Pilot Insurance Center knows aviation life insurance and which policy is best for your aviation activities and experience. Let us get you a fast and easy quote for better coverage. Go to PilotInsurance.com
  • International Civil Aviation Organization’s

    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    David McMillan has been elected chairman of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation Arising from Conflict Zones. He is chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation and was director general of Eurocontrol.  
  • Last year’s RTW, Day 8

    AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points
    Mike Collins
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    MU-2 throttle quadrant in cruise flight. A year ago today, Mike Laver and I didn’t even realize it was the Labor Day holiday back in the United States until we’d spent half a day flying on the other side of the globe. Today’s flying was 844 nautical miles from Muscat. Oman, to Mumbia, India–then another 862 to Colombo, Sri Lanka–total flying time, 6.8 hours. Sometime during the first leg, I noticed the sun dancing across the airplane’s throttle quadrant and snapped a few frames (above). We were on the ground in Mumbai for less than an hour–another…
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    ForeFlight

  • ForeFlight Mobile 6.3.1 Is Now Available On The App Store

    ForeFlight
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    ForeFlight Mobile 6.3.1 is now available for download on the App Store. As a follow-up to our 6.3 release, this minor update focuses on performance improvements and a few bug squashes for a better app experience. ForeFlight Mobile 6.3.1 is a free update from the App Store and is available to all current subscribers. Click here for instructions on updating to the latest version.
  • Bulletin: August 21 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Data updates are now available to download for the August 21, 2014 – September 18, 2014 period: Airport and Navigation Database. ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, with a total of more than 1,000 diagrams on August 21. North American Obstacles. VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts. Data updates are also available for our Military Flight Bag customers: Global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures. Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams. AFR High Enroutes, Area Charts EEA High…
  • ForeFlight Lands in Portland, Maine

    ForeFlight
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Hello, Portland! We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Portland, Maine. Between the world-renowned seafood, active arts and cultural community, tech-friendly environment, and home to current ForeFlight engineers, Portland is a great place for a technology company to have a presence. With support from the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and the Casco Bay Tech Hub, Portland is emerging as an up and coming ‘under the radar’ technology hub. We are looking for iOS OpenGL and GIS professionals interested in building innovative mapping and…
  • Track Log, Weight & Balance Now Available in ForeFlight Mobile 6.3

    ForeFlight
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    ForeFlight Mobile version 6.3 is now available for download on the App Store. Track Log With ForeFlight Mobile 6.3 we introduce Track Log, a cloud-enabled flight recorder that allows you to record and share your flight track and altitude data right from the ForeFlight Mobile app. Track Log is a great way to share your flying with friends and family, as well as a helpful tool for instructors and students to debrief flight lessons. ForeFlight Mobile Track Log shown on Google Earth. Record ForeFlight Mobile’s Track Log will record flight track information using any compatible GPS device,…
  • EAA ForeFlight Scholarship Winners Announced

    ForeFlight
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    We had an overwhelming response to our two flight training scholarships with over 150 applicants! Thank you to everyone who participated. It was inspiring to hear from so many ambitious people who are eager to earn their wings. We are pleased to present the two finalists who will go on to pursue their flight training with a little help from ForeFlight. Here’s a brief snapshot of Jacob and Megan: Megan Kerstein At age fifteen Megan discovered her home in the sky when she flew with an instructor for the first time. Following that experience, Megan participated in the Southern Illinois…
 
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    Aviation eBrief

  • Kan. plant delivers 10,000th Cessna single-engine plane

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Cessna Aircraft's Independence, Kan., manufacturing facility delivered its 10,000th single-engine aircraft since 1996.  -More- Aviation Friendly Life Insurance at Much Better Rates. Pilots are paying too much in premiums for less life insurance coverage just because of aviation. The Pilot Insurance Center knows aviation life insurance and which policy is best for your aviation activities and experience. Let us get you a fast and easy quote for better coverage. Go to PilotInsurance.com
  • AOPA weather safety seminar to be held in Kan.

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    AOPA's Air Safety Institute is planning to host the "Real World Weather" seminar Sept.  -More- 
  • Celebrating 75 years of AOPA protecting the freedom to fly

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    August 29, 1978 -- The Mitsubishi Diamond, later to be renamed the Beechjet 400, makes its first flight. -More- 
  • Aircraft built at AirVenture makes first flight

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Thousands of volunteers built a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer N140WW during the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture event i -More- 
  • Flytenow to challenge FAA ride-sharing ruling in court

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    The Federal Aviation Administration sent letters to ride-share websites Flytenow and AirPooler informing them that their busi -More- Just in time for back to school! Spend $30 or more and receive a free backpack with codes, 7083, 7084, or 7085. AOPA-branded gear does more than show your passion for general aviation. It supports your association's mission to protect the freedom to fly. Visit www.aopapilotgear.com
 
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • International Civil Aviation Organization’s

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    David McMillan has been elected chairman of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation Arising from Conflict Zones. He is chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation and was director general of Eurocontrol.  
  • Honorable Company of Air Pilots

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Ron Price will receive the Award of Merit for North America from the London-based Honorable Company of Air Pilots. He has been director of the Abbotsford International Air Show in British Columbia that is now known as Aerospace North America. Winners of the Guild Sword of Honor are John and Martha King of the King Schools of San Diego. They are cited for “making aviation knowledge clear, simple and fun for hundreds of thousands of pilots and maintenance technicians all over the world. read more
  • SAE International

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Honda Aircraft Co. President/CEO Michimasa Fujino has been named to receive the SAE International Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award in late September. It recognizes individuals for “contributions during their career in the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft and/or spacecraft.” Fujino is responsible for the research and development, production, sales and marketing of the HondaJet.  
  • Northrop Grumman Corp.

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Talha A. Zobair (see photo) has been appointed vice president-tax for the Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop Grumman Corp. He was senior tax counsel and director of global taxes for Raytheon.  
  • Lockheed Martin Corp.

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Brian Colan has become vice president/controller/chief accounting officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Maryland. He succeeds Christopher Gregoire, who is now vice president-finance and business operations for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training. read more
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    AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points

  • Last year’s RTW, Day 8

    Mike Collins
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    MU-2 throttle quadrant in cruise flight. A year ago today, Mike Laver and I didn’t even realize it was the Labor Day holiday back in the United States until we’d spent half a day flying on the other side of the globe. Today’s flying was 844 nautical miles from Muscat. Oman, to Mumbia, India–then another 862 to Colombo, Sri Lanka–total flying time, 6.8 hours. Sometime during the first leg, I noticed the sun dancing across the airplane’s throttle quadrant and snapped a few frames (above). We were on the ground in Mumbai for less than an hour–another…
  • Last year’s RTW, Day 7

    Mike Collins
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Ready for our morning departure from Kuwait. I didn’t take very many selfies during last year’s around-the-world flight. But here’s one that I did take, shortly before we departed from Kuwait City for Muscat, Oman. Maybe I shot this because it’s a comparatively easy flying day–one 706-nm leg that would log 2.5 hours, compared to yesterday’s 2,160 nm over two legs and eight hours. The tall structure behind the MU-2, to the left of the tower, appeared to be a giant sunport for large (airliner-size) aircraft. None of them were in use during our visit, and…
  • RTW, Day 6–the difference a year makes

    Mike Collins
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Preflighted and ready to go, we’re just waiting for the Salzburg airport to open. What a difference a year has made in the world environment. A year ago today, we left Salzburg, Austria, for Kuwait City. Our original plan had been to duck around the southeast corner of the Middle East–stopping for fuel in Luxor, Egypt, before turning east for another stop before reaching India. Realizing the fabled pyramids were right there at Luxor, Mike Laver and I discussed for days the pros and cons of adding a day into the schedule to tour the pyramids. After all, it would be highly unlikely…
  • Last year’s RTW, Day 5

    Mike Collins
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    “Love locks” on a bridge over the Salzach River in Salzburg. “Love locks” line the rails of this bridge over the Salzach River in Salzburg, Austria. According to the Interwebs, these locks–usually marked with names or initials–are affixed to public bridges, fences, etc. as a symbol of eternal love. Often, they’re removed by local authorities, but it appears that they’re being tolerated here. A street scene in Salzburg’s Old Town. Salzburg is where I spent the day, a year ago today–the first, and one of only a few, nonflying days on…
  • Last year’s RTW, Day 4

    Mike Collins
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    Wood blades have been milled and finished, and await covering. This time last year, we were touring the MT Propeller facilities in Straubing, Germany. The company makes modern propeller blades with a very traditional material–wood, which is then covered with Fiberglas, carbon fiber, or Kevlar. The resulting blade is stronger than steel. To learn more about how these modern composite propellers are made, and read an interview with Gerd Muehlbauer–founder, president, and CEO of the German propeller manufacturer–read my article in the August issue of AOPA Pilot. Disclosure:…
 
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    Ask a Flight Instructor

  • Why Does Max Engine RPM Increase with Altitude

    Drew
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Cessna 172 PIM states that normal engine speed operating limit changes with altitude: 2500 rpm for sea level to 5000 ft in standard conditions, 2600 rpm for 5000 ft to 10,000 ft, and 2700 rpm for above 10,000 ft. Why? Is it due to the increased density preventing the propeller from spinning up to 2700 rpm at low altitudes? Engine is rated at 180 HP at 2700 rpm. Does that mean I’m not producing max power any time I’m below 10,000 ft?
  • What to do with stress as a flight instructor?

    Zorg Landers
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Hello, I am a relatively new flight instructor, with around 100 hours of instruction given. I find myself nervous or anxious about flying. I’m comfortable when I am the one flying, but I find myself anxious thinking about flying with students. Maybe it is because it is all my responsibility to make sure the aircraft lands safely without damage/exceeding limitations.  I have certainly become more comfortable over the little while I’ve been instructing, but I think I’m just not used to it being all on me.  So my question is this: Is it normal to feel this anxiety as a new…
  • Light Sport Pilot Training

    Jim Campbell
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    I have a certified LSP getting ready to solo in a Cirrus airplane. Is he able to log PIC during his training before he solos?
  • When is second class medical needed to instruct?

    Jim Campbell
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
  • Flap Usage

    Dan Chitty
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Usually most POH/Flight Manuals recommend to use a a specific flap setting for takeoff (usually short or soft field).   Before you read my question below, I know that flaps add drag but also increase lift (or in other words:  a tradeoff of more lift with a measurable drag penalty) and also the higher the density altitude the more overall performance decreases. However, I overheard that if density altitude is quite high that the use of flaps for takeoff actually is not recommended because it degrades performance. What is correlation between high density altitude and flaps as it relates…
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    Aviation Mentor

  • RNAV OBScurities

    John Ewing
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    A few years back the editors of the Aeronautical Information Manual changed the well-written overview of GPS, which was a shame because that concise description laid the conceptual framework pilots needed to understand waypoint sequencing, turn anticipation, and how and when to suspend waypoint sequencing. For their part, instructors are so busy teaching pilots how to wrestle with crappy GPS receiver user interfaces that a conceptual understanding of GPS often falls by the wayside. Many pilots have memorized the series of button pushes and knob twists that will accomplish their goal, but…
  • ForeFlight adds Weight & Balance

    John Ewing
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    A few weeks ago, I had a discussion about flying an aircraft over gross weight and the person I was talking to seemed to be saying "It ain't no thang ..." I begged to differ since there are serious hazards associated with flying an aircraft over maximum takeoff weight or out of the CG envelope. And so I was pleased to see the addition of Weight and Balance calculations to ForeFlight, though one has wonder just how many more features can be added to ForeFlight as it continues to mature. So far the developers have done a decent job of adding features in a logical fashion, but there is a tipping…
  • Up the Down Staircase

    John Ewing
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    "Mooselips Approach, Cessna 12345, 3000 feet, request practice ILS 30 at Bison, published missed, information tango.""Cessna 12345, Mooselips Approach, Bison altimeter 3002, unable ILS 30, runway 12 in use at Bison, did you have another approach request?" If you haven't yet had an exchange like the one, it's likely that you soon will because the FAA has decided that opposite direction approaches into towered airports are no longer allowed. To the uninitiated, practice approaches to a runway when there's opposite direction traffic may seem inherently dangerous, but it is something that's…
  • You're a Professional CFI if ...

    John Ewing
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:14 pm
    You have memorized most of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations without ever intending to do so.When asked a question, you can provide three different answers, all of which are correct.Pilots seek you out to ask your advice, then they ignore it.You can send a plane into maintenance simply by touching it.A dog groomer earns more per hour than you.You know seven different ways to explain a complex topic.When your student finally gets what you've been trying to tell them, they say "Why didn't you tell me this before?!"A dog walker earns more per hour that you.You spent your entire last…
  • Staying Concise, Staying Solvent

    John Ewing
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Flight instruction has been a bit SLOw for me over the last month, but the good news is that gave me time to get to some neglected writing projects. Loyal readers may recall that when I released my first iBook a little over two years ago, I mentioned plans to do a whole concise series. So after several long days, and with some help from my friends (who proofread and helped to smooth the rough edges), The Concise Guide to the Diamond DA40-180 is now available on the iBooks store. And kudos to the Apple iBooks review team, who examined and approved my submission in a matter of…
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    Cockpit Conversation

  • Bad Technology Day

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I've been struggling with my phone lately, not getting text messages, not having it ring when I'm called. An update to the OS did the trick, even though the OS update notes were all for apps I don't use. I heard someone in the air having an equally frustrating time with technology. "We're struggling with the FMS right now. Can we have direct BOXON?" The FMS is the flight management system, the magic box that tells the flight director and the autopilot where the airplane is supposed to go. I don't know the clearance that the pilots were given initially, but they were apparently unable to…
  • Technology Ups and Downs

    23 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    My ideas file is much longer than the time I am spending using it, so I've pulled out several news stories that I'd better comment on before they expire. No headline writer could resist the fact that the captain's arm came off during landing, but if you read to the end you realize that the prosthetic stayed attached to the body. It's the clamping device he was using to ensure that the artificial limb maintained a grip on the yoke during the flare that came off the yoke. I have worked with a student pilot with an prosthetic foot and know of a pilot who lost both arms flying with prosthetics,…
  • Paper or Plastic?

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    So we're about to evaluate the electronic cockpit. That is have all the charts on an iPad. Eliminate the two boxes of maps in the cockpit, the express ordering of charts for regions we suddenly have to venture, the hunt for a vendor that has the new VTA in stock, and possibly the chore of checking the charts periodically to see if a new one has come out. (Canadian VFR charts do not have a predetermined expiry date: there is a website that lists the probable release date of updated versions, but that list is a bit like the to do list that indicates when I will clean my kitchen or get my hair…
  • Tell Me Something I Need to Know

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    When I was a student pilot I bought a trifold kneeboard. It consisted of a small metal clipboard inside a sturdy nylon array of pockets that could open out to cover slightly more than my lap, with a velcro strap to hold it on my leg. We almost all bought that thing. I know there were a few hardy students that made do with ordinary clipboards, or who made their own, but in general we thought this piece of technology would increase our ability to juggle map and nav log, pens and E6B, so we paid the money and strapped it on our knee. I never quite figured out what to do with the black nylon…
  • Guilty Little Pleasure

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I love conspiracy theories. I love the idea that the facts as presented could be explained in a way that fits the just as well as the accepted explanation, especially when it conveniently explains some other facts that are conventionally held to be unrelated, but mysterious. So for me "we didn't actually land on the moon: they faked it in a studio" doesn't qualify as fun, because "I don't understand physics well enough to understand how space travel works" isn't a fact that I need explained. But some things do need explaining. We complain when a movie or a book leaves loose ends, and we…
 
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    Indy Transponder

  • 31 Participants slated for the National Aviation Heritage Invitational

    XPDR
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    From NAHI: We are so pleased to announce that 31 aircraft are expected to be on our ramp for 2014. It will be a great showing of beautifully restored testaments to our aviation history. Look forward to seeing you in Reno, September 10-14.Click Here for the complete list!
  • Indy Transponder 01-AUG-2014 1200z

    XPDR
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Warbird Roundup continues in Nampa today - Idaho Press-Tribune Almost 70 years have passed since the airplanes were in dogfights over Europe — nearly three quarters of a century since the warbirds were shuttling soldiers to and from the Pacific to fight the Japanese army....Rain can't dampen air-show fun - Daily Inter Lake | Despite early showers and warnings of thunderstorms, the second day of the Mountain Madness Air Show took off Sunday with only slight delays as the weather improved. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were able to take off into the cloudy skies shortly after 3 p.m. and…
  • Indy Transponder 30-AUG-2014 1500z

    XPDR
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Fans ready for Cleveland National Air Show as they get a glimpse of practice * fox8.com | Friday morning, people lined up along North and South Marginal Roads, as well as the East 9th Street Pier, to get a glimpse of the planes. “It's right in front of us. You can see everything,” said Larry Smith of Solon. Thousands are expected to witness...'Ready? Hit it!' Lutheran West teacher flies with Blue Angels (Photo gallery ... * Sun News - cleveland.com | Hubeler said he'd never been in anything close to the high-tech aircraft flown by the Blue Angels. "But I think every child dreams of doing…
  • Indy Transponder 28-AUG-2014 2130z

    XPDR
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Watch The Plain Dealer's Joshua Gunter soar with the Blue Angels (video) * Sun News - cleveland.com | Watch The Plain Dealer's Joshua Gunter soar with the Blue Angels Along with two local school teachers, The Plain Dealer's Joshua Gunter got the chance to soar with the Blue Angels and see what it's like to flip and spin in a $20+ million high...Cleveland National Air Races and Air Show span a century of flight (mega ... * The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com | There were elements of what we think of as an air show in the original races: static displays and exhibition flying. The show as we know…
  • Indy Transponder 28-AUG-2014 0230z

    XPDR
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Fans of aviation enjoy Blue Angels downtown Cleveland fly over during photo ... - NewsNet5.com | CLEVELAND - Visitors to Voinovich Bicentennial Park in downtown Cleveland received an aviation treat Wednesday as pilots with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels, performed a fly over during an official Blue Angels photo shoot....Teachers fly with Navy Blue Angels - NewsNet5.com | CLEVELAND, Oh. - Two Northeast Ohio teachers had the rides of their lives today. Josh Hubeler, of Lutheran West High School and Nick Lapsevich, who teaches at North Royalton High School, each…
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    Plane News

  • Is It Possible To Save Money In Sin City?

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
        What do you think of when you hear the words: Las Vegas? Probably glitz, glam, and plenty of cash. You’re not alone. Most of us consider Vegas to be an expensive and over the top vacation spot. There are all of those luxury hotels, pricey show tickets, and of course, the casinos to consider. Don’t give up hope just yet. It is possible to save money – and still have a wild time in Sin City. These thrifty ideas will give you the vacation you’ve been dreaming of…. without totally emptying your bank account.   Save On Flights and Accommodations Las Vegas isn’t just…
  • What To Do In Kuala Lumpur This Vacation Season

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is one of the most visited destinations in all of Southeast Asia. It boasts of man-made wonders and natural treasures that you’ll definitely love. Simply put, from the moment you arrive in this one of a kind city, you’ll never experience a dull moment. So book your flights to Kuala Lumpur that are available on affordable rates and get ready for fun-filled adventure that you’ll never forget. Among the activities that you can enjoy while there are as follows: Visit the Petronas Twin Towers One of the tallest twin towers in the world (452 metres), the Petronas Twin…
  • Sights to See in Ekaterinburg

    admin
    12 Jun 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Trans-Siberian Railways Tours and Holidays should definitely include a sightseeing trip to the fascinating city of Ekaterinburg, Russia’s third largest city. It’s a stunning city, abundant in fascinating things to see from museums and theatres to cultural delights galore. To top it off, locals are friendly, open, and have retained a wonderful sense of tradition. Historical Square Historical Square is one of the most important sites in Ekaterinburg when it comes to heritage. It’s not the prettiest sight by any means, being set along the Iset River banks – a polluted creek amidst a…
  • Everything You Need to Know About Brazil

    admin
    13 May 2014 | 8:02 am
    Not only is Brazil the fifth largest country in the world, this summer Brazil takes center stage as host to the 2014 World Cup. Fans and tourists from all continents will be witnessing Brazilian sights and sounds as they have never been experienced before. There is just so much to learn; the following eight points of interest include a glimpse of everything you need to know about Brazil! One – The FIFA World Cup: The 2014 FIFA World Cup features tournaments in twelve separate cities, where guests can see pros like Lionel Messi, and enjoy everything from football matches to a variety of…
  • Attractions: When to Splurge and When to Save

    admin
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    There is nothing quite as exciting as going on vacation. It gives you the change of pace that you’ve been dreaming of! With so many fun and exciting things to experience, it is tempting to try and do all of them. Even though it may be temping…. you don’t actually have to. When it comes to attractions, it is important to ask yourself: when should you splurge and when should you save? Start By Making a List Not all attractions are amazing – or even fun for that matter. However, they all seem to charge an awful lot for the admission. That is why you will need to make a list of all the…
 
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    Airplane Geeks Podcast

  • AirplaneGeeks 313 – Cathy With a C, Babies No E

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, general aviation flying, business aviation recovery, the new Eastern Air Lines, UPS 1354, hacker threats, two Lancasters and a Vulcan. Guest Most of Cathy Babis‘ professional experience has been in the aviation industry.  She is a pilot, flight instructor, ground instructor, air traffic controller, weather observer, and aviation chart cartographer. She’s also a standup comedian. Cathy works for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency making instrument flying charts for military pilots to use when flying outside the U.S. The NGA is both…
  • AirplaneGeeks 312 – Managing a Privately Owned Airport

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Running a privately owned/public use general aviation airport, flight instruction, FAA position on GA ride sharing, biometric technology at the airport, an airline passenger survey, the C-130, Exercise Black Pitch, and a HondaJet interview. Guests Shelly DeZevallos from West Houston Airport tells about running a general aviation airport. She grew up around the small, gravel strip airport where her father worked as a flight instructor. He bought the airport in the 1970’s, and now West Houston Airport is the family’s privately owned/public use airport with a dual taxiway, a 4000 foot…
  • AirplaneGeeks 311 – Travel Skills

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    This Episode: A great new resource for business travelers, an FAA hangar policy change, the airliner manufacturing ramp-up, an MH370 update, the Griffon Lionheart, and some space news. Guest Chris McGinnis has had a long career in travel journalism, appearing on television and writing online. He recently created the Travel Skills blog, part of Boarding Area network, with news, information, tips, advice, and trip reports. Chris also co-hosts the #travelskills chat on Twitter with travel guru Johnny Jet every Friday morning at 9:00am Pacific Time (noon Eastern). There you’ll find topics…
  • AirplaneGeeks 310 – Max, Max, and David

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    Boeing’s ab initio pilot program, the airline industry sues the TSA over security fees, the Pilatus PC-12, an interview with AOPA President Mark Baker, and listener feedback. The News Boeing Announces Ab Initio Pilot Program … except it doesn’t work in the U.S. Boeing announced a new airline pilot training program where graduates will be qualified to go directly into the right seat of airliners. But not in the U.S. which now requires more flight hours. The first part of the program (from Boeing subsidiary Jeppeson) includes 12-18 months of flight training, giving an Airline Transport…
  • AirplaneGeeks 309 – Airways News

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    Airchive.com and Airways Magazine working together, airline citations over passenger rights, airline safety, and announcements from AirVenture Oshkosh. Guest Guest Chris Sloan is the founder of Airchive.com and president and founder of 2C Media, a television production and promotion company. Previously, Chris held senior level executive positions with NBC, TLC, and USA Networks. Chris produced “International Airport 24/7: Miami” on the Travel Channel, and oversaw the TLC documentary on the building of the Airbus A-380 featuring John Travolta. We talk about changes at Airchive.com…
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    My Flight Blog

  • Dreams Take Flight at Chicago Air and Water Show

    tmacrock
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    The Chicago Air & Water Show is back for another year and better than before. In 2013 the annual airshow, the largest free airshow in the country, was missing the fire power of the military acts as a result of...
  • Blue Angels Headline 2014 Chicago Air and Water Show

    tmacrock
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    The 2014 Chicago Air & Water Show roars back to life this week. The 56th Chicago Air & Water Show will feature the return of military acts that missed last year's show due to sequestration. Crowd favorites the U.S. Navy...
  • Pilotage in a Digital Age

    tmacrock
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    When was the last time you were lost in a General Aviation aircraft? The thought of it is quite frightening. However, not too long ago it was not that uncommon to be "lost" or as I would prefer to say...
  • Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue Review

    tmacrock
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    As a pilot and father to twin four year old's the opening weekend of Planes: Fire & Rescue, the second movie in the Planes Trilogy, was a day we have been looking forward to for some time to come. A...
  • Flight Training At Its Best: Al Waterloo

    tmacrock
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    It seems every aviation site and magazine continues to discuss how Flight Training is broken. Travis Ammon of Simple Flight wrote an interesting post, "Lets Quit the Blame Game" earlier this year about how the industry needs to stop focusing...
 
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    Greteman Group » News & Views

  • Wichita Eagle; Out of Office

    Greteman Group
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Rachel Groene, left, of Greteman Group talks with Mary Beth Chambers of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas at a Public Relations Society of America Kansas Chapter meeting on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Greteman Group © Wichita Eagle, 2014
  • Upward Bound: Aviation Marketplace Projections

    Ashley Bowen Cook
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The best thing you can tell a roomful of aviation professionals is that the industry they love and depend on is poised for growth. And that’s the welcome news respected aviation forecaster Rolland Vincent conveyed as Wichita Aero Club’s August keynote speaker. Vincent analyzed where we are, how we got here and where we’re going....
  • Wichita Eagle; Out of the Office

    Greteman Group
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Rolland Vincent of Rolland Vincent Associates talks with Deanna Harms of Greteman Group at a Wichita Aero Club luncheon on Tuesday. Photo by Molly McMillin © Wichita Eagle, 2014
  • Wichita Business Journal; 40 Under 40 Event

    Greteman Group
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    The Wichita Business Journal brought big changes to the 17th annual 40 Under 40 awards, held July 31 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. Four previous honorees made up the inagural class of the 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame: Sonia Greteman, George Laham, Mike Pompeo and John Tomblin. Honoree Karen Countryman-Roswurm was chosen to be...
  • Wichita Business Journal; People on the Move, Moving Up

    Greteman Group
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Sarah Goertz Digital Director, Greteman Group What was your last position? Digital marketing and social media manager at Beechcraft and Textron Aviation. What is your hometown? I moved to Derby from the Texas panhandle at age 12. Education? I earned a bachelors of science in multimedia journalism from Oklahoma State University and an associates of...
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    Around the Pattern

  • A Weekend Flight to Washington

    Tracy
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    As most of you already know, AOPA has changed to a series of Regional Convertions/Fly-ins this year rather than one large event. Their thinking is that they will reach more people by going to them instead of requiring them to travel to AOPA. This month the regional event was in Spokane, WA, at Felts Field. […] The post A Weekend Flight to Washington appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • A Nice Day of Flying

    Tracy
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    My last update was in mid-June. I have flown a couple of times since then, but it has been a sparse summer. Time(Life) seems to get away from you sometimes. The weather up here in Reno this summer has been a bit on the warm side and we seem to be in an unusual string […] The post A Nice Day of Flying appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • An Aviation Weekend

    Tracy
    17 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Saturday I attended a ‘hangar-warming’ at the Dayton, NV airport, an airport community just to the east of Carson City. New Carson City EAA Chapter (EAA403.org) members Paul & Louise Dye recently had a home and hangar built there and were gracious enough to invite the chapter to their get-together. Paul worked for NASA at […] The post An Aviation Weekend appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Past Time for an Update

    Tracy
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:08 am
    I knew it had been a while since I last wrote and article, but a had no idea it had been almost a month four months. Ugly. Ok, what has happened since the last update?  Bear with me, as you get older just recalling what you had for breakfast yesterday can be a test of […] The post Past Time for an Update appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • A Stretch of Bad Weather

    Tracy
    11 Feb 2014 | 8:02 am
    I haven’t had the plane out of the hanger for almost two weeks now and it looks like the non-flying stretch is going to last a bit longer.  Last weekend our winter finally came back. There was a little precipitation but, more relevant to an aircraft without a heater,  the temperatures dropped about 20 degrees […] The post A Stretch of Bad Weather appeared first on Around the Pattern.
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    Defense-Update

  • Indian role in future Indo-Russian stealth fighter remains unclear

    Tamir Eshel
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    As India and Russia are negotiating a follow-on contract for engineering phase of India's future stealth fighter, the Indian side is rising concern about the lack of access to technology and adequate work share assigned to the Indian side under the $25-30 billion program.               Related StoriesIran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’Two Lancaster Bombers fly together for first time in 50 yearsThe Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Showcases the UHAC During RIMPAC 2014When Humans fought Steel while…
  • Syrian Jihadists turn against peacekeepers on the Golan

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The collapse of the Syrian regime’s military stronghold around Quneitra, the main city in the Syrian Golan height, and border crossing with Israel has caught the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) facing a mission it was not prepared to do - face extremist Syrian Jihadist rebels that have been fighting the Syrian regime for more than two years. Two UN contingent forces from Fiji and the Philippines were involved in the fighting over the weekend.               Related StoriesIsrael shoot down a Syrian…
  • Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heights

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Israel’s air defense Patriot units have shot down a Syrian unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Israeli air space from Syria today. The               Related StoriesIranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defensesIran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’Global Hotspots Report – 8/2014US Navy to test powerful mobile lasers against dronesA miniature drone made of styrofoam help protects airbases in Afghanistan 
  • Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defenses

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    The Israeli drone downed by the Iranian IRGC on August 23 may have exploited a serious gap in Iran's air defense system, an Iranian analyst told Azeri publication Trend.               Related StoriesIran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heightsUS Army, Lockheed Martin Test Collaborative Robotics at Ft BenningUS Navy to test powerful mobile lasers against dronesIntegrator UAV Completes 24 hour flight test 
  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
 
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    Latest air travel news

  • WhichAirline steps beyond meta search and into direct booking

    WhichAirline.com
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    We have some exciting news for you! We decided to make huge changes on our website. Many of you have already noticed we did a big redesign but that's not all – accompanying that we also present new business model: while before, we were a meta search engine only and shuttled all of you to airline’s website or online travel agencies when it came to booking your flights, now you can book some of the flights without leaving the website.
  • Major low cost airlines are more expensive in 2014

    WhichAirline.com
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    Our latest research shows that the major European low cost airlines – Ryanair, Wizz Air and easyJet – have increased their prices by €10 on average comparing to 2013. The most significant change can be seen on easyJet which raised the fares by almost 20%.
  • Battle of the low-cost airlines: Ryanair, AirAsia or tigerair? None of them in 2014!

    WhichAirline.com
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We all know that Ryanair is the cheapest in Europe, right? Well, not quite. Ryanair is famous for their hidden fees, and our recent research shows that they make a big impact on the final cost.
  • easyJet: baggage allowance in 2014

    WhichAirline.com
    9 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Travelling with low-cost easyJet soon? Not sure what you can take with you for free? Are there any fees for cabin bag? Read on and get the latest information on easyJet's baggage allowance.
  • Flying to ski resorts with 20 low cost airlines - INFOGRAPHIC

    WhichAirline.com
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:08 am
    Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are now in full spring. Have the winners inspired you to hit the piste? You may be surprised but transferring your skis and boots may cost you quite a lot.
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    anna.aero

  • airberlin’s latest network strategy admits extreme seasonality issues

    anna.aero
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:24 am
    airberlin’s network offers a wide-range of services for business and leisure travellers, but it has not been a profitable mix. We take a closer look at the airline’s seasonality problems, which the airline has revealed it intends to tackle in the coming months. airberlin’s attempts to figure out what sort of airline it needs to […]The post airberlin’s latest network strategy admits extreme seasonality issues appeared first on anna.aero.
  • New airline routes launched (19 August – 25 August 2014)

    anna.aero
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    A total of 16 air services were launched by nine airlines during the course of last week, including germanwings adding a new German-UK route from Düsseldorf to London Stansted, Silver Airways commencing its 16th intra-Florida link as well as Lucky Air increasing its presence in Taiwan with Kunming-Taichung operations. The rest of this week’s new […]The post New airline routes launched (19 August – 25 August 2014) appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Luxair reports traffic growth of 10% in 2013; Porto is top S14 route

    anna.aero
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:54 am
    Luxembourg’s flag carrier, Luxair has been growing remarkably in recent years, recording over 1.5 million passengers in 2013 (a new record high). As the airline is now serving 18 countries in Europe and North Africa, anna.aero reveals Luxair’s recent network developments and its top 12 routes for this August. Following the reorganisation of Luxembourg Airlines, […]The post Luxair reports traffic growth of 10% in 2013; Porto is top S14 route appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Darwin Airport reports 5% traffic growth in FY2014; Malaysia Airlines drives international growth

    anna.aero
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:51 am
    Gateway to the capital of the Northern Territory of Australia, Darwin Airport consolidated its annual passenger performance in FY2014, reaching 2.3 million this year. With a total of 11 carriers operating from the airport, anna.aero takes a closer look at Darwin’s recent developments and reveals which is the busiest destination this summer. Established in 1919 […]The post Darwin Airport reports 5% traffic growth in FY2014; Malaysia Airlines drives international growth appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Kazan and Samara airports show-off certificates for Finnair

    anna.aero
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Tallinn Airport welcomes with the traditional water arch salute Japan Airlines’ first charter service from Osaka Kansai. More news from Cancun and Kaunas airports.The post Kazan and Samara airports show-off certificates for Finnair appeared first on anna.aero.
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    SimpliFlying

  • The biggest key to success in airline marketing? Vision. And the guts to pursue it.

    Shashank Nigam
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    A couple of years ago, in the HQ of an Asian airline, I was having coffee with the SVP of Corporate Communications. When I asked about why the airline doesn’t “listen” to customers on social media, her reply left me stunned. She said, “If it’s important enough, I will read it in the newspapers next morning. Otherwise, it doesn’t warrant my attention.” Two years on, the airline has had to deal with a number of crises and the person I had coffee with, is no longer with the company. The connected traveller of today is sharing every single thing, in…
  • [Roundup] Airlines take up the Ice Bucket Challenge. Which one’s your favourite?

    Shubhodeep Pal
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Unless you’ve been completely disconnected over the past couple of weeks you know what’s coming up. In fact, by now, the Ice Bucket Challenge is famous enough to merit its own Wikipedia entry. So yes, I’ll leave you to read that entry if you need to catch up. Instead, here’s a roundup of the best airline Ice Bucket Challenge videos that contributed to ALS awareness. The Team Players By now, quite undeniably, Ice Bucket Weariness is catching on, and the novelty is wearing thin. So let’s begin with some interesting videos with their own unique takes.  …
  • Which were the best airline marketing campaigns in July 2014? Find out in our Airline Marketing Benchmark Report

    Shubhodeep Pal
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Jointly produced by SimpliFlying, and industry and consumer trends research agency, airlinetrends.com, the highly-acclaimed Airline Marketing Benchmark Report analyses a wide range of airline marketing case studies each month. Disover 15 new innovative airline marketing campaigns. Every month. The monthly report contains a selection of the 15 most innovative marketing and advertising campaigns launched by airlines around the world and assesses their impact. If you are a numbers person, you’d love our report too! What’s in this month’s report? A wide range of case studies…
  • What’s Common Between Social Media Content Strategy and TV? Featuring: A Spanish Airline that Really Knows its Stuff

    Marco Serusi
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Social media platforms are starting to look a lot like TV channels. And, no, we are not talking about videos. TV channels make most of their money from advertising, yet most of their efforts are focused on content that costs them money. The reason for this apparent paradox is very simple: users are free to change channels and watch whatever they please. They are not there to watch advertisements. A small dose of advertising is the price they are willing to accept in exchange for content. Social media, as far as brands are concerned, work in the exact same way. Users are happy to follow or…
  • Announcing the Best Airlines in Social Media at SimpliFlying Awards 2014 – Top 3 Finalists

    SimpliFlying
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    Thank you for supporting the SimpliFlying Awards 2014 with all your votes! After receiving almost 40,000 votes from the public (making up 30% of total score) and judging by our highly-esteemed jury (making up 70% of total score), we are pleased to announce the Top 3 Finalists for our airline categories in this year’s SimpliFlying Awards 2014.   First up for the special category of ‘Most Creative Campaign by Airline’, where we are announcing the overall Winner. Congratulations to Turkish Airlines for a phenomenal job they have done with their Kobe vs Messi…
 
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    Aviation Marketing Strategies

  • Sales Phobia Panel Discussion – Excerpts

    Paula Williams
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Last week, we hosted a panel discussion with five experienced sales professionals in different parts of the aviation industry.  We learned a lot about “sales phobia,” a common affliction in the aviation industry.   Thanks much to our “all star” panel. The full transcript and recording will be on their way to our members and panelists this week. Here are a few excerpts for everyone to enjoy. Sales Phobia Panel Discussion Excerpt – How to Prepare for a Sales Call We asked sales experts in the Aviation Industry – “How Do You Prepare for a Sales…
  • Critical Sales Failure Point – The Handoff

    Paula Williams
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    We’ve all had experiences where we are are the victim of a “handoff” from marketing to sales to customer service in companies where  people don’t seem to be able to “get it together.” This is a costly sales failure point, as well as a huge frustration for customers. Cable companies are notorious for this, but aviation companies are certainly not innocent. Customer Frustrations Resulting from Poor Handoffs Repeated “cold” calls from the same company, after telling the salesperson you have no interest. The salesperson launches into a…
  • September 2014 Aviation Marketing Calendar

    Paula Williams
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Download our Aviation Marketing Calendar and hang it in your office! It will help you plan for industry events, and remember key marketing habits, like these: Marketing Mondays!  – Team Meetings! Evaluate your pipeline. Create new materials. Make sales calls. Plan weekly SMART goals! Webinar Wednesdays! – Attend live webinars, or recorded ones of your choice. Learn a marketing technique or software. Facebook Fridays! – Engage with your Top Ten most desired customers, current customers, and partners via social media! We also include more information about upcoming webinars,…
  • #TestimonialTuesday – A Profitable Marketing Habit

    Paula Williams
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Testimonials are fantastic marketing materials because they are exactly what a prospective customer wants to know – “What do your CUSTOMERS say about you?” So, make it a regular part of your marketing routine to give testimonials, ask for testimonials, and use them in your marketing! #TestimonialTuesday It’s easy to forget some of the big but important tasks in sales and marketing. So focus on it one day a week – make it a point, every Tuesday, (it’s easy to remember because of the nice cheesy alliteration!) to do SOMETHING about testimonials for your…
  • Sales Phobia Panel Discussion

    Paula Williams
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    We’re looking forward to a great panel discussion next week that you’ll definitely want to be a part of if you’re involved in sales or marketing in the aviation industry! We’ll be asking the questions YOU want to ask, of the people who are “in the trenches” making sales in different parts of the industry. Our panelists: (In alphabetical order, because they all get star billing) Dan Bigelow, Sandler Sales Training of Utah Sandler Training (mcn.sandler.com) is a world leader in innovative sales and sales management training. For more than 40 years, Sandler…
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    Multiply LeadershipMultiply Leadership | Flight Test + Mathematics x Leadership

  • manage the workload — observations #31

    Mark Jones Jr
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    With the host of tools available to the modern pilot, one can’t help but wonder what the best way is to manage the workload, to use the automation in a way that does not add unnecessary workload.  In some cases, it’s possible to use tools intended for autopilot use even when hand-flying.  Here’s one example, one opinion. The Speed Bug The use of the speed bug indicates to the entire crew what speed target the pilot intends to fly.  Anyone can look up at any time and see if the aircraft is “on speed”. With this speed bug reference anyone can detect and…
  • three kinds of leaders — observations #30

    Mark Jones Jr
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Tom Peters shares the following anecdote in the book he coauthored, In Search of Excellence. [Stanford's Harold Leavitt] view’s the managing process as an interactive flow of three variables: pathfinding, decision making, and implementation. For example, a typical class would suggest President John Kennedy as a pathfinder. For the decision-making stereotype, they might pick Robert McNamara in his role of Secretary of Defense or Jimmy Carter as President. For the prototypical implementer, everyone thinks of Lyndon Johnson. To add understanding, Leavitt has his class associate various…
  • wits and wagers — ATOMs #14-15

    Mark Jones Jr
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    How many glasses of milk does a cow produce in a year? That was the question I posed to the members of my family in the heated game of Wits and Wagers on Saturday night. Let’s be honest: You and I have no clue. Somebody out there can estimate that kind of information, but you and I cannot. So what should a leader do when faced with this kind of uncertainty? Here’s what I did: I asked myself a series of questions that I felt like I could reasonably answer. 1. Can a cow produce one glass of milk per day? Yes. 2. Can a cow produce three glasses of milk per day? Yes. 3. Can a cow…
  • ought to be commodities — observations #30

    Mark Jones Jr
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    “Frito’s chips and Maytag’s washers ought to be commodities.” This is an observation by the authors in the preface of the management classic, In Search of Excellence. It is extremely relevant today in this sense: Analytics, statistics, big data–these ought to be commodities. So why is it that these are only buzz words and not game-changing innovations? The author’s suggest an answer to their own implicit question. The problem in America is that our fascination with the tools of management obscures our apparent ignorance of the art. Our tools are biased…
  • count your blessings — archive for “confessions of a freelance test pilot”

    Mark Jones Jr
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve found myself re-reading many of the posts that I wrote years ago.  Maybe it’s a process of counting my blessings. In any case, I listed each of the posts in chronological order here, because no other archive system seems to be suitable, and I needed to count my blessings. #1 Introduction #2 A Rant about Debt #3 Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman? #4 What is High Calling? #5 Watching Someone Drown #6 Is it a Leap or a Trudge? #7 Eject! #8 What was that Phone Call? #9 Running in Circles #10 Command Perspective – the Strong Tower #11 Command Perspective (part 2)…
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    FLY DOMINiCAN REPUBLIC

  • Boeing 787 in Las Americas Airport Dominican Republic (Video)

    Franklin Polanco
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Footage of Boeing 787 to LAs Americas Airports, Video and Photos by Richard Polanco while landing at Las Americas in a Weekend Flying trip. About Las Americas Airport Las Américas International AirportSpanishAeropuerto Internacional Las Américas, or AILAIATASDQICAOMDSD) is an international airport located in Punta Caucedo, near Santo Domingo and Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic. The airport is run by Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (AERODOM), a private corporation based in the Dominican Republic under a 25-year concession to build, operate, and transfer (BOT) six airports of…
  • Growing private aviation tourism to Dominican Republic – Airventure2014

    Franklin Polanco
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin 2014, Secretary of State, Executive Director of the Airport Department Fernandez Zucco,  highlighted the sustained growth of trade, tourism and aviation  businesses that prefer to Dominican Republic as a destination, according to  official reports disclosed in this North American city, in EAA AirVenture 2014 opening. “Dominican Republic has attracted increasing interest in  passionate non-commercial civil aviation as well as aviation  executive, the Dominican government has been conducting a strategic alliance  public-private partnership to promote our country…
  • Airbus A380 Caribbean Style

    Franklin Polanco
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    The Airbus A380 family of aircraft has become a legend of its own. Here are some real and some make believe wishes of Airlines using the A380. The Airbus A380 is a double-deckwide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and many airports have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially namedAirbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing‘s monopoly in the large-aircraft market.  AirCanada-A380-Airbus Fly Emirates Airbus Caribbean Jet-Airways-A380 Caribbean-Airlines-A380…
  • Sunseeker Duo First Passenger Flight

    Franklin Polanco
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:03 am
    On May The Solar Powered Sun Seeker took flight for the first time with two people onboard. Eric and Irena Raymond where the Pilots of the Solar Plane. The Sunseeker’s accomplishment may not seem as impressive as, say, the Solar Impulse crew’s plan to circumnavigate the globe using nothing but wind currents and solar power – or, even its test flight from San Fran to Phoenix – but it’s a huge step forward in the Raymonds’ plans to bring solar-powered electric aircraft to the recreational airplane market. You’ll be able to see more solar plane goodness at Osh Kosh in July.
  • Fly In- Aventura en la Presa

    Franklin Polanco
    22 May 2014 | 8:52 am
    Fly In  Mayo 2014 – Aventura en la Presa
 
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    Greteman Group

  • Wichita Eagle; Out of Office

    Greteman Group
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Rachel Groene, left, of Greteman Group talks with Mary Beth Chambers of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas at a Public Relations Society of America Kansas Chapter meeting on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Greteman Group © Wichita Eagle, 2014
  • Upward Bound: Aviation Marketplace Projections

    Ashley Bowen Cook
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The best thing you can tell a roomful of aviation professionals is that the industry they love and depend on is poised for growth. And that’s the welcome news respected aviation forecaster Rolland Vincent conveyed as Wichita Aero Club’s August keynote speaker. Vincent analyzed where we are, how we got here and where we’re going....
  • Wichita Eagle; Out of the Office

    Greteman Group
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Rolland Vincent of Rolland Vincent Associates talks with Deanna Harms of Greteman Group at a Wichita Aero Club luncheon on Tuesday. Photo by Molly McMillin © Wichita Eagle, 2014
  • Wichita Business Journal; 40 Under 40 Event

    Greteman Group
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    The Wichita Business Journal brought big changes to the 17th annual 40 Under 40 awards, held July 31 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. Four previous honorees made up the inagural class of the 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame: Sonia Greteman, George Laham, Mike Pompeo and John Tomblin. Honoree Karen Countryman-Roswurm was chosen to be...
  • Wichita Business Journal; People on the Move, Moving Up

    Greteman Group
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Sarah Goertz Digital Director, Greteman Group What was your last position? Digital marketing and social media manager at Beechcraft and Textron Aviation. What is your hometown? I moved to Derby from the Texas panhandle at age 12. Education? I earned a bachelors of science in multimedia journalism from Oklahoma State University and an associates of...
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    Air Facts Journal

  • I knew they were going to die that day

    Hunter Heath
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    I was not yet a pilot, but when my father lifted off in the Piper Archer with my mother and younger brother on board and quickly disappeared into the low overcast, my mind filled with dread: I knew they were going to die on this flight, and soon. My parents and brother had flown up from Texas to Minnesota in the rented Archer to visit with my family. After a great, although short, visit, they planned to leave early on a Saturday to be sure they were all ready for work on Monday. On their departure day, however, dawn brought low visibility in mist, and low clouds. Nonetheless, we trekked to…
  • The folks down the back

    John Laming
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Years ago when Boeing, Lockheed and Douglas long-range propeller-driven airliners crossed the world’s oceans, only the wealthy or businessmen could afford to fly. The early Boeing Clipper flying boats operated by Pan American World Airways carried 74 passengers while the Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser took 112. Douglas produced the DC-7C known as the “Seven Seas” with room for 105 passengers plus crew. In those days it was customary for the captain to visit the cabin and greet important passengers while the first officer, navigator and radio officer took care of things at the sharp end.
  • Debate: do we still need DUAT(S)?

    Air Facts Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Has DUAT(S) outlived its usefulness? For many long-time pilots, the Direct User Access Terminal service (DUAT or DUATS depending on the provider) was a revolution. When it became available in the early 1990s, the concept of getting a weather briefing or filing a flight plan without calling Flight Service on the phone seemed incredible. And for over two decades, this was the standard way for many pilots to prepare for a flight. But this system’s days may be numbered. A number of rumors (some backed up by the companies involved) suggest that DUAT(S) may be on the chopping block. Whether…
  • My adventure: a long day of flying in a 172

    Bob Tackett
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    Dawn lit the eastern sky as the Skyhawk’s engine came to life. I was about to begin a journey that would be as epic for me as the flight across the Atlantic had been for Lindbergh. At age 61, I was flying from Galion, Ohio (GQQ) to Winter Haven, Florida (GIF). Although I’m instrument rated, I wasn’t current, so I was flying the entire trip VFR using flight following. 1742 Victor doesn’t have an autopilot so I was also hand-flying the entire 1,750 nautical miles. An ambitious trip for one pilot in one day. After departing Galion, I made contact with Mansfield Approach who put me in the…
  • The saddest flight I ever made

    Jim Barnes
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    The story begins about 6 am on a Monday in San Francisco in the late 1990s. We lived close to the Presidio, and each morning, I would run our dog from the St. Francis Yacht Club out to the Golden Gate Bridge and back. This morning I saw a number of flyers posted asking for help locating a lost windsurfer. The previous weekend had been exceptionally windy and if a windsurfer was lost, his prospects weren’t good. I called the number on the flyer, learned that the windsurfer, a young man aged 28, had gone missing Friday afternoon, and that Coast Guard helicopters searched Saturday and…
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  • ForeFlight’s new track log feature in action

    John Zimmerman
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    One of the major new features ForeFlight added in version 6.3 is track logging, which allows pilots to record their flight using a GPS source and then play it back in a variety of ways. There are plenty of potential uses for this tool, from IFR training to trip sharing. We even know a few pilots who use it to compare ground speed records. No matter what you plan to use it for, you have to understand how to set up track logging and connect it to other apps properly. Here, we’ll show the whole process in action. First, you need to make sure to turn on track logging; it’s not…
  • Sporty’s updates Android pilot training apps

    Bret Koebbe
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Sporty’s Pilot Shop, and its educational division Sporty’s Academy, have been developing high-quality training products for pilots for more than 50 years. These products have taken many different forms over the years including live, in-person classes, VHS and DVD video, online courses, and now mobile phone and tablet applications. While many may know Sporty’s as a leading iPad and iPhone app developer in the aviation industry, Sporty’s also makes many of its popular applications available for Android as well. Several of these Android apps just received…
  • Essential iPad tip – screen capture

    John Zimmerman
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Google Maps won’t work in the air, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save this picture. Here’s an issue we see all the time. You’ve got the perfect weather map, ground map or nav log displayed on your iPad screen. The only problem is you’re sitting in the FBO using the free WiFi, and you’d really like to have that chart in the cockpit in half an hour. What can you do? As soon as you lose an internet connection, this data is gone, right? Maybe not. Fortunately, the iPad comes with a built in screen capture function that is perfect for situations like…
  • WingX Pro tip: customizing the moving map window layouts

    Bret Koebbe
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    WingX Pro can display up to 5 separate windows on the moving map screen. The moving map screen in the WingX Pro app can be set to a wide variety of different configurations. This ranges from a single full-screen moving map, to a 5 window presentation that can display a combination of your flight plan, terrain, airport info moving maps, charts, notes, synthetic vision, AI and more. Since there are a lot of buttons and controls on the WingX moving map screen, you’ll want to take some time to learn these functions on the ground first before using them in the air. Route/Flight Plan window…
  • Fltplan.com introduces iPhone app

    John Zimmerman
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    FltPlan Go for iPhone includes the company’s popular nav logs. Fltplan.com, the popular online flight planning website, has offered free apps for the iPad and Android tablets for a few years now. While the app–called FltPlan Go–lags behind the big players like Garmin or ForeFlight on advanced features, it is a valuable app for flight planning and airport information. It’s also free, making it a nice backup option if nothing else. One feature that was previously lacking was the ability to run the app on the iPhone. For many pilots who have gone fully electronic with…
 
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  • Windowless Airplane Will Give Passengers High-Res Panoramic Views

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:27 am
    You don’t need a window for these views. Paris-based design company Technicon Design recently won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. The idea is to provide a 360-degree view using cameras mounted on the plane’s exterior to capture the scenery and then project that on high-res screen on the interior cabin walls and ceiling. And actually any scene could be displayed on the interior. Let’s say the view is mostly clouds or ocean. How about displaying a rainforest? A flight through the Grand Canyon? A trip to the Moon? Solar panels on the exterior would help power the displays.
  • Malaysia Airline Announced Major Restructuring

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Troubled Malaysia Airline will make extensive route cuts and eliminate some 6,000 jobs in a major restructuring announced Friday by its majority shareholder. USA reported that the employee reduction accounts for about 30 percent of the airline's total workforce. It also plans to focus on regional routes rather than the unprofitable long-haul international routes, according to Khazana Nasional, the Malaysian government's sovereign wealth fund. The program was already under discussion before the airline suffered the loss of two of its Boeing 777 airplanes this year. The airline will be…
  • Big Russian Aviation Factory

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    The aviation factory of Ulan-Ude, Russia, is the only enterprise in the country that makes both aircraft and helicopters. In its 75-year long history, it has made over nine thousand flying vehicles. Today, products of the factory are successfully used in Russia and other states of the world (more than 40 countries throughtout Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia, Oceania…). The factory started operations repairing I-16 fighters and SB bombers in July 1939. During the war, it was making bodies and tails for Pe-2 planes, and since 1943 it started to make La-5 fighters, and later –…
  • Xiamen’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner Taking Off For The First Time!

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:06 am
    On Friday, Xiamen Airlines took delivery of their first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. This event was special for the airline, since the 787 is the first wide-body to join their fleet. The airline currently operates Boeing 737-700s, 737-800s and 757-200s. Their Dreamliner is configured with 236 seats in three classes: four in first, 18 in business, and the remaining 214 in economy. Check out the video of Xiamen’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking off from Paine Field!
  • Heinrich Kubis - The First Chief Steward in the World

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    The first position of 'flight attendant' dates back to late 1912. Chief Steward Heinrich Kubis held the distinction of being the world's first air steward, having served Zeppelin passengers in-flight since March of 1912, when he began contract catering on the DELAG airship Schwaben. Kubis was born on June 16th, 1888, and had worked in some of the most fashionable hotels in Europe, such as the Carlton in London and the Ritz in Paris, before plying his trade on Zeppelins.He was aboard the Schwaben when it was destroyed by fire in Dusseldorf on June 28th, 1912, and escaped without serious…
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